SoundHound ∞ - Music Discovery

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About this app

SoundHound makes it simple to discover music playing around you. It doesn’t matter if you’re at home, in your car, or anywhere else. Just open the app, hit the big orange button, and we’ll tell you exactly what song is playing!

All the songs and lyrics you discover will be kept in your own personal history, and you’ll have a Music Map to look up exactly where you heard that song you loved so much. You can also connect your Spotify account to build playlists, explore music across genres, and find new favorites—all with real-time lyrics.

Explore the lyrics of all your recently discovered and favorited music. Sing along, memorize all the words, and you’ll end up a karaoke master. You can also discover lyrics to the most popular songs topping the SoundHound charts across multiple genres and categories!

- Tap the big orange button to discover music playing around you, including song title, artist, album, and lyrics.
- Have a song stuck in your head? Press the button, sing or hum the tune, and we’ll do the rest!
- Keep track of all your discoveries with your own personal history page
- Check out the hottest new music across Genre, Global, and Popular charts
- Find out what’s being played near you and around the world with our Music Map

- Songs you discover can be played for free via our built-in YouTube music player
- Connect your Spotify account to stream music directly in SoundHound

- Automatically transfer your discovered songs into a Spotify playlist (SoundHound account and Spotify subscription required)
- Sync all of your discoveries across multiple devices

- View and interact with real-time lyrics with LiveLyrics®
- Type in the lyrics or use voice search, and we’ll find the song for you! Say something like…
Hey SoundHound… Show me lyrics for Thriller by Michael Jackson.
- Access the lyrics of your recently discovered and favorited music.
- Discover lyrics to songs topping the SoundHound charts

SoundHound comes equipped with “Hey SoundHound…”, an incredibly powerful way to interact play and discover music using just your voice. Simply say “Hey SoundHound…” and follow up with something like:

“What’s that song?”
“Show me lyrics to ‘Castle on the Hill’”
“Play today’s top songs’’
“Add this song to my playlist” (Spotify only)

Share your music discoveries via Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, messaging services and email!

- Best Music Engagement App - BILLBOARD Music App Awards
- "Genius, isn't it?" - B.B.C. World Radio
- "This is amazing... insane, right?" - David Pogue
Updated on
Apr 28, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 3 others
This app may collect these data types
Location, Personal info and 4 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

39.8K reviews
A Google user
March 22, 2020
*Sneaky microphone permission* Up until recently, I absolutely loved this app! I used it so much. It did an amazing job with obscure music as well! Now after the update, this app is awful. It doesn't find music as easily. I have it listen over and over, & a lot of times I give up. Even more frustrating, is the sneaky microphone usage now. This app never tried to use my mic unless I was identifying music. Now it constantly tries to listen w/ app closed. Creepy & inappropriate.
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Don Sherwood
August 3, 2022
First issue - search fails a often. Next, Okay I get it, ads pay your bills, well, aight, somewhat, but with all the snooping apps and affiliates do why can't you at a minimum show ads that are actually relevant to my soundhound searches?! If you want to up-sell then do it better. And for the love of vinyl and 8 tracks get 70s and 80s lyrics right! There are lots of sites on the Internet that have them. Even a caveman can do it. Anyway, loved this app for years after I replaced Shazam.
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A Google user
December 7, 2018
Freezes and crashes alot. It often takes longer to load up than the song lasts. I had an older version which came with a tablet I own, and that worked great. This version is so slow starting up that the song frequently ends before it begins to work. I went back to using another app which has an annoying amount of ads, just because it works quicker. For $5.99 I expect the app to work without issues.
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What's new

With this release, we are adding support for Android 12; this means users with the newest Android hardware can be sure SoundHound will continue running as smoothly as possible. Now go out there and discover some new favorites you can listen to in SoundHound!